I am originally from Manchester, UK but have lived in Los Angeles for the last 10 years. I have worked with established radio artists and also help many up and coming artists get publishing deals/Record Deals. I have been producing everyday for the last 10 years and I love what i do for a living!
I can make a full production around a bare bones song you have.
If you are a solo artist and want a band or pop production, i am your guy.
I will mix and master your songs whether they are fully recorded elsewhere or music we have collaborated on.
I also have access to some amazing vocalist's who have had huge success recently... If you need a vocalist for the production, i can bring them in for very low fee's.
I specialize in Pop, EDM but have also produced a lot of country, folk and rock.
EDM, Progressive, Rock, Hip Hop, Rap, R&B, Trance, Deep, Tribal, Future Bass, Future House, Tropical, Trap, Techno, Tech House, Dubstep, Pop, and more!
I play guitar, piano, bass, cello and drums but my strongest skill is programming and producing tracks from scratch.
I have a very large network of industry connections and most of what goes through my studio will be heard by these connections, I have helped a lot of artists get deals and interest this way.
Tell me about your project and how I can help, through the 'Contact' button above.
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38 Reviews - 6 Repeat ClientsEndorse Killian Cruiser
Killian has turned my bare folk song into another contemporary banger for me! He understands your vision, your references, doesn't step on your creative toes, just collaborates with you and brings his amazing talent to your project!
Couldn't be more pleased with these results! Communication was great. Killian was always very quick to respond and communicate details regarding the track throughout the whole process. He also did a great job of listening, which lead to him producing a track that was everything I was hoping for - both style and quality. I'd definitely recommend Killian to anyone looking for a producer that's the whole package!
Killian! My main man! A talented individual, who has really helped me take my essence and bare art into a professional, contemporary, level! Getting a great producer is a good idea, Killian may fit you!
Awesome work! Awesome man! Super fast! Super talented! I’m so glad we connected! Cheers!
Very professional work and experience
Killian was an absolute pleasure to work with!! We will most certainly use him for future projects again!
This is our second time working with Killian, and definitely not the last! Yet again he blew our minds with a BRILLIANT take on a roughly pieced together scratch. When he says "trust me," you definitely should. Like very few people we've worked with on SoundBetter, you can plug into his sensibilities and expect something amazing right out of the gate. He's fast, responsive and really delivers!! HIGHLY recommend.
Killian is super easy to work with and had great ideas and execution for my song.... exactly the sound I was going for. Thanks a ton Killian!
Always a pleasure working with killian. Great communicator and great work
Killian was great to work with. Communicated clearly along the way with unrivaled enthusiasm. The track he delivered executed perfectly based on the combination of notes and reference tracks I provided, and had all the details and nuance of a professional and polished track. Would work with him again.
Top job as always. Fast turn around very professional
Amazing job as always. Really professional. and fast turn around .
Killian is an awesome producer! He hit it out of the park first time and I love the track!! Can't wait to work with him again! :)
Killian is fantastic,I asked for a pacific things in the record I wanted and he nailed it and delivered it to me much quicker than I thought. He went out his way beyond our original budget to help me out which I thought was very kind. He’s an amazing producer but not only that seems like a genuinely great guy. Easy to work with and great communication and understanding.
Killian is a so much more than a producer, he's a visionary. At any given time, he is completely dialed into the current state of music and where music will be in the future. You can't ask for much more when your goal is to pitch. It was clear right away that we should follow his lead, and we're incredibly glad we did! His skills, his instincts, his enthusiasm all netted AWESOME results. Killian drew out the soul of the song, and equally as important, made it relevant. Hire him!
Killian took my demo and turned it into a masterpiece for an affordable price. He was fast, communicative, and professional, and I couldn't imagine a better experience. My favorite part about him is his enthusiasm. You can tell he loves what he does, and you can feel it in his work. I would love to do more work with him in the future, and if you're looking for a producer, I would absolutely recommend him.
Great job as always gave the track a great summer hit vibe.
Killer producer. A perfect collaborator who puts 200% effort in it to make your track amazing.He definitely knows what he's talking about - music-wise.It was a pleasure working with Killian. It wasn't the last time. Nice guy, easy to work with, 100% professional.
Blown freakin away...this dude is beyond legit and also incredibly willing to help out a fellow artist in any way he can. I'm already a huge fan and I hope he and I collaborate more in the future. Nailed it first try!
Top job as always. Did a beautiful arrangement on my song. Lifted the original demo. To a whole new level.
Great working with as always
Excellent time efficient, Multi-talented super Producer, He was patient and really cared about my vision, I would recommend this guy to anyone big or small!!!!!!! definitely, see myself working together on future projects. More than satisfied
Killian worked his magic on a track I could not finish properly, and the end result was incredible. I could not recommend him highly enough. Waiting for do it again!
Top job as always. Great to work with and a great communicator
Great producer and mixer!
Understands what you’re looking for and helps bring a track where it needs to go
Looking forward to working more with Killian
It was awesome working with Killian, he was really professional and nothing was ever too much trouble - He was so good that I went back and had a second track remixed! The quality of work was amazing and exactly what I was looking for! I would definitely recommend Killian without a doubt! 🙂
Killian is very effective at getting into where the music is coming from. He has brought out the emotion in the work he has done for me, subtly, so it’s not overdone, but still with intensity. His work also holds the attention, through developing a sound that makes great use of contrast. Based on my experience, I would certainly recommend Killian.
Amazing job. Really i love what killian has done super easy to work with and keeps you up to date with everything that's going on
Amazing job as always just lifts the music to a hit level. always a pleasure to work with
Killian is an amazing producer , very professional , friendly , works with in time period given and most importantly understands the track its requirement , feel and has a knack for creating catchy melodies which are really essential , had an amazing experience working with him on my track
Top work as always. Highly recommend killian for sure
Awesome job as always. really enjoy working with killian . he just lifts my tracks to another level
Top job as always. Spot on with the current sounds and trends if that's what you need for your tracks. definitely recommend.
Awesome Job, great communication highly recommend
Hi，Killian ，how are you doing~ how to cooperate with your licensing business？
Great work your sound is dope
Killian was an absolute pleasure to work with! The final Mix was definitely what I wanted and more. I can't wait to work again with him in the future :)
Very solid and professional approach and good communication. Killian managed to deal with the big and demanding task I gave him like a true pro.
Killian is hands down the best I've worked with. Very professional, timely with response, and a has a real ear for what is going on in music right now. I really felt he cared about my song and what wanted to achieve, he was patient with me until we found that perfect vibe. Would absolutely recommend and will work with him again.
Interview with Killian Cruiser
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I am originally from Manchester, Uk, Where i was a touring musician with an indie rock band for a while, got my first record deal over in England when i was 16. From there i toured the world and met a lot of great industry people. Finally settled in Los Angeles (My Wife was A&R at Interscope Records). Once i got married i decided i didn't want to tour anymore so moved more into the production/mixing world... Now i own my own licensing company and recording studio in Los Angeles which was always my dream to begin with. I am very blessed and love what i do.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: My style is very varied but my productions are always full of emotion and vibe and i also love to combine genres a little in every song... Kind of like Avicii did on "Wake Me Up".
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Ed Sheeran... Super nice guy and hit music just comes easy for the guy.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: I like to get a full grasp of the song and project before i get to work. Also don't be afraid of trying new things.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Pop, Rock, EDM, Folk, Country and everything in between.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My love for music and my experience is my strongest skill. I know how to make music that competes against Radio hits and i know what it takes to get an artist signed. I also own a music licensing company.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Computer: Mac Pro 8-Core 3.0Ghz, Macbook Pro laptop. Outboard Gear: Universal Audio UA-S610 SOLO, Golden Age Pre-73 MKII, Slate Digital Microphone System, Apogee Ensemble, Apogee Duet 2 Plugins: Slate Digital, Sound Toys, Waves, Native Instruments, Spectrasonics, You name it i probably have it. Mics: Neumann u-87, Neumann TLM-49, Slate Microphone System, AKG 214, AKG 414, Blue Baby Bottle. Monitors: Genelec 8030 LSE Triple Play, Dynaudio Acoustics BM 5A MKII. Control Room: Fully treated room with very high ceilings. Guitar: Gretsch Duojet with Bigsby, Gibson SG, Fender Telecaster (american), Fender Strat (American), Gibson ES - 335, Guild Acoustic, Gibson Mandolin, Lanikai Ukulele. Keys: Moog Sub 37 Tribute, Casio Privia PX-860, Axiom Pro 49, Axiom AIR Mini 32.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring 17 years experience as musician and 10 years as a Producer/Mix Engineer. I am from England originally but live in Los Angeles, I have performed all over the world as a musician and I have also recorded in some amazing recording studios with big artists as a session musician. I have been producing, mixing, and mastering everyday for the last 10 years! I have helped many artists find a path to Management, Publishing and Record deals.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I have worked on several projects from start to finish as a producer and mixer, then helped the artists get signed to publishing deals/recording deals. It's always nice to see people achieve their goals... i usually work with people for a while if we get along.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Take your work seriously and do it with love. I love working with artists with passion for what they do.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Right now i am working on pitching some of the artists i have been working with the last few years... Some have already gotten publishing deals/record deals from the material we have made together. I am also working on a few albums from people around the world.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: I work with a lot of singers/writers on Sound Better.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Analog Sounds better but Digital makes the work flow much quicker and easier to get the idea out of your head. I use both.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: 100% satisfaction. I want them to love the work. If i believe in the music i will always try to get it in front of the right people.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I get to make music everyday & make other people's visions come to life. Music is my life.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Producers/writers: Max Martin, Greg Kurstin, The Chainsmokers & Julia Michaels. Artists: I love everything from Pop to Country to EDM to Rock.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: My work process starts with listening to the song or references several times and feeling the vibe. I then come up with a game plan of how I can help bring the song to the next level. I love to add my own taste/vibe to the track while understanding/maintaining the artists vision. It is all about team work!
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: They ask if their track can be played on the radio or signed by a big label. I say yes sure!! Let me help you to get it to that level
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That having more instruments and tracks means better sounding songs/mixes. Its all about doing whats best for the song! Less is sometimes more but then again sometimes MORE IS MORE!! It's all about the song!
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: I like to find out what music they love and what vision they had when they created the song! This is by far the most important thing!
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: 1. Piano 2. Headphones 3. Laptop 4. Apollo 5. Neumann Mic
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I make a lot tracks from start to finish... Artists will send me the basic song idea, let me know what they are hoping to achieve and i help them get to the finish line. I also mix and master fully produced/recorded tracks to a "Radio Ready" standard. A lot of times i will also help them get their music in front of publishers/labels and managers through my contacts here in Los Angeles.